Aug 072011
 

Made a little Orrey awhile back for this render (on the left side in the magnifying glass) so I decided to rig it up with drivers to animate it.

apparatus

It’s just for looks really, nothing is scaled correctly, orbits are more-or-less arbitrary, I stopped at Saturn, and I only gave Earth and Jupiter moons and Jupiter’s are all wrong. So probably don’t try predicting any astronomical phenomenon with this or anything. Astrological predictions might work though.

Anybody else think those words are too similar? Astronomy, Astrology, also Cosmology and Cosmetology. Darn greek roots…

Anyway- I like clockwork mechanisms, I love space, and Blender rules, so this was pretty much inevitable.

Here’s the .blend file if you want to check it out.

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